Counterfeit Money Found in Canon City

By: KKTV Email
By: KKTV Email

Police in Canon City are investigating the presence of some counterfeit $20 bills in the community. Officers say they've received several reports of the fake cash being used.

Detectives say one bill was recovered at a local bank. It was turned in as a deposit from a local yard sale. At least three other bills were recovered from a fast food restaurant, according to investigators.

In all cases, the counterfeit bills were poor quality photo copies, undersized, and printed on soft, standard quality paper. All of the bills recovered so far have the same serial number, EB474884773G

Police are asking the community to closely examine bills, especially $20 and larger bills, that they receive and, if they have concerns, try to recall the circumstances under which they obtained the bill and report this to police.

Your local bank can assist in determining if a bill is counterfeit. If you do receive a counterfeit bill, please call the police department at once.

If you have information concerning this or any other crime you can contact Crime Stoppers in Fremont County at 275-STOP (719-275-7867). You can remain anonymous and may earn a cash reward.


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  • by Ryan on Jul 14, 2010 at 11:10 PM
    @TS: You are correct. @Bob: You are pretty much correct, as the FED is a joke and our money is being devalued - it just is not worthless, because I'm able to exchange it for a lot of goods/services that I find valuable. And for the idiots in this story who don't know how to make a good fake, you bleach a $1 bill and then print a $20 onto it from a high-quality printer. That way the paper is still real and beats detections. And no I would not do that - most people have heard about that procedure before. Nuff said. Mayor 2012.
  • by Bob Location: Colorado Springs on Jul 12, 2010 at 05:52 PM
    Take a look in your wallet, if you have any bills that have "Federal Reserve Note" printed at the top, it is as worthless as the homemade money in Canon City. The only difference is the government can print all of it they want. We haven't had any real money since they quit printing silver certificates (which could be exchanged for silver coins) and circulating silver coinage.
  • by TS Location: COS on Jul 12, 2010 at 05:38 PM
    Hmmm... You know how you can spot a counterfeit US paper currency bill? They're all counterfeit -- including the ones printed in mints for the federal reserve. The US is the only country that actually counterfeits its own money. Go research it...you'll learn something...
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